Professor Sam Mhlongo, M.D., returned to South Africa in 1998 after spending 36 years in exile in England during apartheid. He earned his medical degree from the University of London and practiced there for 30 years specialising in cardiology. During that time he was president chairing the Cross Medical School in London and was director of ‘African History and Current Affairs’.
After returning to South Africa he was appointed Head of the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care at the Medical University of Southern Africa, now called the University of Limpopo, MEDUNSA Campus. He founded the Pfunanani Health Research Trust South Africa in 2001.
He has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles on a broad range of subjects, most notably “Forced removal of the Mamatola tribe” in 1967, ”Workers Strikes in South Africa” 1973, “Social classes in South Africa 1975”, “Atenolol post myocardial infarction”, ” Handbook of family practice” in 2000. He has been medical science editor of African Reclamation Forum since 1999. He was a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the African Caribbean Medical Association and he was its secretary from 1994 to 1998. He is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners UK and member of the Presidential AIDS panel of South Africa.